In pictures: Arctic blast hits Britain

By MSN UK News
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First snow of the season as temperatures plummet across the country

Wintry showers have brought a taste of winter to Scotland and north-east England. Snow has fallen as far south as Lincolnshire, while the whole of the country has felt temperatures fall into single figures. Snow is not forecast to continue into Sunday, with rain predicted to cover almost the entire UK before the end of the weekend. In this picture, sheep stand in a snow covered field after overnight snowfall at Garrowby in the Yorkshire Wolds

 
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A message is written on a snow-covered car in Newcastle

 
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A man and his dog brave the cold weather Barney in Peterlee, County Durham

 
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A car makes its way through a snowfall in County Durham

 
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A cyclist struggles through the snow in Peterlee

 
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Pigeons enjoy the chilly weather - but no snow - in Green Park in central London